Surrender and The Courage To Change …
It takes courage to change the “things” in our lives that are not working. It takes even more courage to change ourselves. Why?
Because in order to change ourselves we have to admit that “something” about us is not working … and that, in-and-of-itself requires courage.
As human beings we have a propensity to look outside of ourselves and focus on trying to change those around us. We prefer believe that other people are the cause of our pain, aggravation, or undesirable results.
If this is true for you … eventually you will come to the conclusion that other people don’t want to be changed or controlled and that the only person you can change is yourself.
Consciousness and the Courage to Change?
Changing ourselves requires a surrender of sorts, a willingness to let go of something we are clinging to and then having the courage to push beyond our fear so that we can experience a different result. For example, letting go of an old belief about love and relationships so that we can experience the love we want. Maybe it’s about letting go of self-sabotage so we can experience more success or create more abundance. If you dig deep enough you will find that whether it is more joy or even more consciousness that you desire … change requires us to surrender.
In his book entitled, Letting Go, author David Hawkins shares that Courage is actually a level of consciousness. He describes how at the consciousness level of Courage, one moves from the lower levels of consciousness (i.e shame, guilt, fear, anger) and cross over into higher levels of consciousness like peace and joy. Courage is the threshold.
Hawkins goes on to say that in order to move higher we have to become aware of the things that hold us back and we have to let them go.
3 Questions That Can Change Your Life:
- What do you believe is the “one” thing that is holding you back most from moving forward?
- What do you get from holding on to that “one” thing. Don’t balk here … even if believe you are holding onto something negative or painful, you are getting something from it (i.e. less responsibility, playing small. never-failing, safety from being hurt, etc)
- What would you do if you knew you had the courage to surrender and let go?
Mark Twain once said this about courage, “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”
In other words …
If you wait for your fear to completely subside before you let go and step forward, you may never accomplish the level of success that you want or the level of happiness you deserve.
So what are you waiting for?
Let go …